Highlights Militias also control some Syrian oil fields Illicit oil sales between 4,000 b/d and 10,000 b/d Trade highlights Iran’s entanglement in Iraq London — Iranian proxy militias are thought to be smuggling crude oil from western Iraq to Syria, picking up a lucrative business left behind by the Islamic State, according to witnesses and people with knowledgeof the illicit trade. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The groups, allegedly linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), may have gained access to a handful of oil fields and refineries in Iraq and Syria, using the fuel and proceeds from sales tothe local population to fund their activities, the sources said. “Every week there are tankers entering from Iraq loaded with oil — between 30-40,” said one source who lives along the main supply road in Syria and spoke on condition of anonymity […]